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road. >> reporter: campus plus arrested him several time at holy names university near save way. university near safeway. he allegedly stole food and carjacked a red sedan. witnesses thought the two inside were victims. now police are thinking otherwise. >> oakland police say there's a $10,000 reward for information leading to this man, roy mccamey. he is known to frequent this area and he is known to police in the area. allen? >> da, no missing persons report, so were police suspicious of this the whole time here? >> reporter: yeah. there were a lot of holes in this story such as why did no one report that those two people were missing at the first place? so they knew something was fishy but they had to go with what witnesses told them. witnesses said it appeared that the two people inside the car did not know the suspects who was apparently carjacking. so they had to go with
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information, the facts that they had rather than go with the assumption and so now now that one person has been arrested or in custody, this story is becoming more clear to police and to the public. >> yeah. the whole thing is. da lin in oakland, thank you. we're learning new details about a deadly stabbing outside a bar in downtown san jose. it happened early this morning after a rowdy patron was asked to leave johnny vs on santa clara street. people in the area told len ramirez the victim was well known in the community. len, some even called him a hero. >> reporter: that's right, elizabeth. i just spoke to a couple of people who came by here to lay flowers. they said he was a neighborhood hero. now, this off duty bouncer had apparently got into a fight with a bar patron out here on the street following a separate incident inside the bar. that off duty bouncer was stabbed and killed. according to police, this all happened at about 1:00 in the morning. according to reports a man walked into the bar carrying an
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attache full of knives and cleavers. he checked them at the door. later he bothered females and he was asked to leave but he left peacefully but not before collecting knives. the bouncer off duty was at the bar apparently just to visit with friends but once the man with the knives left, the bouncer ran outside to confront him. there was a struggle and the bouncer was stabbed and pronounced dead at the hospital. police say what happened next. >> at some point down the line, there was some witnesses there who point out a potential suspect or possible suspect in the stabbing. officers made contact with that person down the street probably about a block away near market street. that person was arrested without incident and brought down here to the san jose police department. >> reporter: police have not yet identified the victim or the suspect in this case. but again, the victim is a well- known bouncer in the community, a man in his 20s. police are interviewing witnesses and looking at surveillance video that may
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capture the actual stabbing. anyone with more information on this incident last night in downtown san jose on santa clara street in front of johnny v's bar is asked to call police. len ramirez, kpix 5. >> this was san jose's sixth homicide of the year. at this time last year there were four. friends and family of a cal football player who died last week plan to hold a service this evening. 21-year-old junior ted agu collapsed during a supervised training run. agu's fraternity brothers and cal student athletes will lead tonight's service. san francisco is celebrating an historic anniversary. it was 10 years ago today the winter of love kicked off allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot. phil matier is at city hall where things have come full circle. >> reporter: as you can see, couples, friends and families, are all gathering here at san francisco city hall to enjoy the 10th anniversary of the winter of love. it's interesting, though, allen, i was here 10 years ago
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and back then we were calling it wedding stock because couples like these down here some 4,000 of them heeded the call from then mayor newsom to come in and make their relationships legal. it was the beginning of taking gay marriage from the back burner and putting it on the forefront and setting off a national debate. >> i now pronounce you spouses for life. >> when that happened, there was thousands and thousands of private conversations and those conversations were won and lost but at the end of the day we won more than we lost. >> and seriously, with the deep realization -- >> reporter: as it stands right now, that conversation is still raging across the country. some 17 states have approved gay marriage. but it's still the center of controversy in other states. it went all the way to the supreme court and today, gavin newsom will be returning to where he started it all along with mayor ed lee, for the festivities. it's been a long time, an interesting change and the mood
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here in san francisco continues to be one of joy. in san francisco city hall, phil matier, kpix 5. >> you will find a new section on devoted to the anniversary of gay marriages. go to the website and search for lgbt to find it. a presidential visit to san francisco but not the usual head of state who came to town. french president francois hollande greeted by lee and newsom. he and his cabinet are in the bay area to meet tech executives. last night the french president was the guess of honor at a white house state dinner. mr. hollande went stag. he had recent relationship issues allegedly having an affair and split with his long- time girlfriend. the dinner was to recognize the allegiance between france and the united states. it was the first official state dinner for a french leader in more than two decades. california attorney general kamala harris is running for re- election.
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>> i love this job. and i will tell you that this is a great state. i have been traveling off and on six times a week and visiting places from el centro in imperial county to del norte. there are a lot of challenges but the old adage is true. as california goes, so goes the country. >> she is the first woman, the first black, and the first south asian to hold the office in the history of california. harris has three million dollars in campaign funds in the bank, so far she is running unopposed. police arrested a man who tried to walk away from a deadly pedestrian crash in san francisco this morning. the suspect has been cited in the past for driving on a sidewalk and speeding. this morning's incident happened at van ness and pacific avenues. the victim was attempting to cross the street in the middle of the block. the victim died at the scene. this is the third fatal
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pedestrian accident in san francisco this year. a 25-year-old cupertino man is behind bars accused of sexual assault and impersonating a police officer. a man was arrested last night suspected in an attack earlier this month near san jose where a man posing as a cop offered a woman a ride. the woman said she was assaulted. two people are in the hospital after an acid leak in the tesoro refinery in martinez. they were taking a sample when they were exposed to the acid about 2:30 this morning. the leak was contained and the refinery is back to normal operations. the workers are expected to be okay. they bring us up close to the action and they are a valuable tool for police. now dash cams are going plain stream and are affordable. >> a storm wallops the south and the last time is a
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disaster. how the area is handling this deadly blast of ice. >> good wednesday evening to you, meteorologist paul deanno live in the berkeley hills. we have two chances of rain to talk about and we'll also talk about valentine's day and roses. it's all coming up next. >> it's enough to bring a car buff to tears. new video of a sinkhole swallowing several rare corvettes. ,,
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know what kind of a driver teenager is? more and more.. videos like this are going from viral to visual evidence. because more and more people you want to prove who was at fault in an accident, what kind of driver your teenager is? more and more things are going to viral video evidence because people are mounting dash cams and more and more it's to protect themselves. [ knock knock ] >> reporter: a dashboard camera catches a shootout in east oakland last summer the driver nearly caught in the crossfire. a dashcam catches this recent accident on treat boulevard in concord. the driver says it helped
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police determine who was at fault and this compilation of dash camera video in russia documented an amazing meet year shower last year and this video went viral when a camera behind the driver captured a deer crashing through the windshield of a bus in johnstown, pennsylvania. police have been using them for decades documenting traffic stops that go bad. but more and more, dashcams are going mainstream and the granddaddy of them all is gopro. >> the new model came out over the holidays and we saw a pretty dramatic uptick. >> reporter: jesse rodriguez buys it for sports basement. while sales of the newest model spiked at the holidays he says they haven't tapered off. >> snowboarding and winter sports are still really, really popular. >> reporter: but it isn't just outdoors enthusiasts. what the black box recorder did for airlines, the dashboard cam is doing for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. rodriguez says video has become integrated with our daily experiences. >> people have become so
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familiar with mobile applications that use video that having a resource like a gopro or any other camera that may be similar is a good way to record your daily experiences. >> there are all kinds of cameras even on your cell phone but these gopros up to $300. garmin makes a gps-camera combo for a couple hundred and walmart sells a dashcam with infrared vision for less than a hundred. cameras were rolling as a bizarre scene played out on hollywood boulevard. take a a look. a local news photographer was there as this guy started smashing windows on an lapd cruiser yesterday with darth vader looking on. >> didn't cuff him! >> the photographer had already called 911. as you can see, even superman was there. he showed up for the takedown. just to supervise, of course. only in hollywood. >> all those superheros and the cops.
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cops. a mess of snow and ice brings the area to a standstill. >> a castaway turns celebrity. the man who was lost at sea for more than a year finally comes home. what he is looking forward to the most. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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raleigh-durham area took mas into their own hands when ty
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got stuck on ice- co talk about a tough commute for north carolina drivers. drivers in raleigh durham took matters into their own hands when they got stuck on the roads. they got out and just started pushing. some even abandoned their cars altogether, which made the situation even worse. at least 10 deaths across the south have been blamed on this latest round of winter weather. here's a live look from greenville, south carolina. the roads are covered in snow, but you don't see too many driver's now. atlanta not taking any chances after this last storm paralyzed the city. cbs reporter omar villa frank can reports it was a ghost town today. >> reporter: the roads around atlanta are covered with snow and ice and almost deserted. lamont williams is braving the elements because he works as a roadside assistants. >> if you don't think you can deal with it, then stay off the streets. it is bad. >> reporter: from alabama to the carolinas, southern states are getting pounded with snow,
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sleet and freezing rain. thousands of people are riding out the storm at home. >> georgians have heeded the warning and they are staying home and staying off the roadways. and that is appreciated by all of us who are trying to keep everybody safe. >> reporter: most people are staying off the roads and while some people are still getting around on foot, it's not much safer. atlanta sidewalks are coated with thick sheets of ice like this. residents who stayed home had to stay clear of fallen branches and downed power lines. tens of thousands of people across the state have been left without power. but some atlanta residents and their pets tried to make the best of a bad situation. >> i love it. i love the snow. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there's not a lot of folks in atlanta who would say that. >> no, probably not. >> reporter: what does he think about it? >> he loves it. he is a little cold right now. look at him shivering. >> reporter: residents are
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hunkering down. cbs news, atlanta. >> this picture really says it all, doesn't it? the atlanta newspaper with the headline, bracing for the worst encased in ice. rescue crews are in the process of reaching two injured skiers who are stuck on the side of a mountain in oregon. we have photos of the mountains where multiple avalanches have happened over the past few days. ate backcountry skiers -- eight backcountry skiers were caught up in the area. two were killed. some have broken bones. if the weather holds a helicopter will rescue them the man who spent 13 months adrift at sea returned home to el salvador this week. he made a brief emotional appearance before being whisked away to the hospital. the 36-year-old fisherman turned up a couple of weeks ago on a small boat in the marshall islands claiming he ate raw fish and turtles and birds to stay alive. he says he is looking intord to spending time with his parents
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and daughters and eating traditional salvadoran food. new video of what might be a car bus worst nightmare. it shows a sinkhole opening up this morning at the national corvette museum in kentucky. you can see cars getting just swallowed up as the crater widens. all eight cars were vintage corvettes. they are all damaged but no one was injured. engineers are trying to find out what happened. >> a lot of unhappy owners. let's go to paul where the roses aren't in bloom. they are just starting to come back after being pruned. >> the roses love this weather. we had all the rainfall over the weekend, now we are getting a little bit of sunshine. they like the mix of both. they need both. we all need both but yeah the roses will be in full bloom here soon. two days until valentine's day so i thought a perfect spot to do weather would be in the berkele rose garden. this building was built in
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1933. not the worst view of san francisco bay out toward the golden gate. you see the fog just off to the west. san francisco dealing with fog throughout the day today. really a decent day to get outside and the radar is active but we have to go way to the north. kpix 5 hi-def doppler has it go all the way toward eureka to pick up any rainfall. it is a very active pattern. we got that over the weekend but now it's been kicked up to the north and there's a slight chance of a few showers in the far north bay. overnight tonight into tomorrow, aside from that we'll stay cloudy but we'll stay dry. pretty wide temperature range with that fog near san francisco over parts of the city. we are 54 degrees right now contrast that with 64 with partly sunny skies in livermore. oakland 57. san jose 59. cloudy and humid tonight meaning overnight temperatures won't drop that much. 49 in santa row mountain view and napa. 50 consumer report. 49 santa rosa. 52 low tonight in san francisco. 52 in concord. high pressure ridge kicking up to the north so all the
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rainfall falls in oregon and northern california not for us. it will take a little dip tomorrow but we stay dry and mild with the exception of northern sonoma county, lake county mendocino county. you have a chance of a few showers tomorrow. the rest of us will have a day similar today which is mild, muggy, cloudy, but rain-free. so a slight shower chance for the north bay far north bay tomorrow. valentine's day i know a lot of you have dinner reservations with your significant other. you will be dry on valentine's day. showers do move in though on saturday especially the second half of the day. that's a shower chance for all of us. so rain chance saturday night early sunday morning. highs tomorrow low 60s in san francisco. mid-60s for you in concord and oakland. 64 for napa. san jose one of the warm spots at 68. here's your extended forecast. we have that slight chance of a shower in the north bay tomorrow. otherwise dry. friday valentine's day we're dry mid- to upper 60s both inland and near the bay. late saturday that's your rain chance. it will clear out by early sunday morning, sunday will be the drier choice over the weekend. and then after a dry day on monday, more showers move back
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in on tuesday and wednesday. so guys, what we didn't have for so long was balance. we had all the drive and, of course, it poured over the weekend. now we may be getting back to where we should be, some sun and some rain. if we can do that for the rest of the winter i think we might be okay with this drought thing. >> thank you. well, the senate voted today to raise the debt ceiling but not before a little drama. the measure passed easily after a filibuster attempt by texas senator ted cruz. several republicans unexpectedly voted to end cruz's political maneuver. once that was done, they voted to allow the treasury to borrow as needed through march of next year. the white house says about a million people signed up last month for obamacare. not clear how many of those people were uninsured. the government set a goal of getting 7 million enrolled by the end of march. it has a ways to go to reach the mark. right now only 3 million have signed up. he was known as the king of comedy. >> you better hurry because you won't be able to get a table
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coming down coming fast got two months pay and i hope it will last! >> legendary actor isaac sid caesar died today. the comic genius lit up the 1950s television with his zany humor. he also appeared on broadway and the big screen and influenced up and coming young writers like woody allen, mel brooks and carl reiner. sid caesar was 91. save water in the drought by ditching your grass. but we have come a long way since astroturf. the pros and cons of the new fake grass. ,,,,
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a downside to going fake green. >> reporter: evelyn is a real fan of fake grass. >> i just love it, and it's always green. >> reporter: in fact, much greener than her neighbor's, who have the real thing. and the best part? no watering necessary. >> my bills are very low. >> i'll be happy -- >> reporter: and saving water has become a bigger part of the sales pitch at stores that sell fake grass like purchase green in san jose. the company says it saves 24,000 gallons of water a year. >> california pro is a softer yarn. >> reporter: and manager ben jones says this isn't your father's astroturf. >> it looks better. it feels better. >> reporter: he has 24 versions in his store alone. unlike the old astroturf that contained lead, most artificial grass is now lead-free. there are even versions that look a little less than perfect. but some bay area environmental groups are raising red flags about lush green. >> it's kind. equivalent of paving over your yard and painting it green. >> reporter: alana of the audubon society says while
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artificial grass does save water -- >> it's basically a dead zone when it comes to wildlife. >> reporter: she believes there are better ways to accomplish that goal. >> our preference would be to install native plants. they are generally drought tolerant. >> reporter: another concern? the current generation of artificial turf has a limited life-span. it usually lasts between 15 to 20 years. after that it's off to the landfill. she says with though drawbacks it's better to go brown than green. >> the kids on our block have just as good a time playing ball on the brown lawn. >> reporter: but that could be a tough sell for those whose grass is always greener. >> i wouldn't change it for anything. >> reporter: artificial grass typically costs between $600 to $1,200 for an average sized home. and while some opponents have raised concerns about the bacteria in those artificial lawns, a state study found there's actually less bacteria than in natural grass. and if you have a consumer question or problem, give us a call 888-5-helps-u. >> i was wondering have we done
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a poll of dogs see how they -- what they prefer? >> in our neighborhood there's a lot of artificial grass and my dog child prefers the artificial to the real thing. maybe she's weird, i don't know. >> she likes the finer things in life, maybe. >> just wash it off. >> exactly. >> thank you. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." we have scott pelley in new york. scott. >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. 22 states are facing a brutal winter storm as ice and snow are overwhelming much of the south. we are taking you to the scenes of this winter storm and we are going to look at what's coming next. plus, there's a new medical report out that questions whether mammograms are effective. dr. john lapook will be right here with us to have a look at that controversy. those stories and the rest of the world news for you on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30 right after kpix 5 news. ,,
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scott pelley" is next. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, the weather emergency. this is the ice and snow storm overwhelming the south. 22 states will be hit by the winter punch. >> we have no lights, we have no food, we have nothing. >> pelley: live coverage of the breaking news with wyatt andrews, mark strassmann and manuel bojorquez. and we'll look at what's coming next. a new report questions whether mammograms are effective. dr. jon lapook on the controversy. and late today we learned the king of comedy has died. >> i made people laugh and that's a wonderful thing to feel. >> pelley: remembering the wonderful sid caesar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.


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